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Grateful Dead Live at Stanley Theater on 1979-12-01


Topics Live concert


Jack Straw-> Sugaree, Me & My Uncle-> Big River, Loser, Easy To Love You*, Minglewood Blues, Althea, The Music Never Stopped China Cat Sunflower-> I Know You Rider, Looks Like Rain, He's Gone-> Gloria Jam-> CC Rider-> Drums-> Not Fade Away-> Black Peter-> Sugar Magnolia, E: One More Saturday Night


Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Stanley Theater
Location Pittsburgh, PA

Source Soundboard
Lineage set 1: SBD> Rm> Cass> Dat> CD> EAC> SHN, Set 2: SBD> Rm> Dat> CD> EAC> SHN
Taped by
Transferred by

Notes

* missing Easy To Love You.
Looks Like Rain-open splice for about 10 seconds

These are the shns for Skip Jenkin's vine (launched Oct. '01)

EAC and SHN transfer by Steve Barbella
EAC v.9 secure test and copy extraction-no errors reported
SHN via MKW v.97 (seekable)

Skip's Notes:
I've always been frustrated that certain shows don't circulate in their entirety. At the top of the list was 12/1/79 until yesterday when, through the generosity of Charlie Miller, I received a very nice copy of the complete show including the elusive first set. It was always my understanding that a soundboard of the first set did not exist but . . . here it is.

Reviews

Reviewer: lilrichwhiteboy - - May 9, 2015
Subject: Get The Fab FOB @ The Music Never Stopped Project !!!
The FOB I've had for a year is finally availble from TMNSP site and it totally blows the SBD away! It is a MUST HAVE !!! It sounds like it's recorded dead center; fifteen rows back; four or five feet up; NO FLAWS - NONE - NADA - ZERO (except the usual cut in drumz); and complete with little or no loss of crowd between songs - only Loser's crowd applause is cut short. Wow-ee-Wow!

I've had the He's Gone > Gloria > CC Rider > Jam SBD for twenty-five years. And I know, now, why I didn't keep the rest of the show; and why I tossed The Archive download last month. Mixed high in the SBD, Jerry sounds awful... like post '85 awful . But this FOB is heavenly. Jerry is mixed just a little back (as well as Bobby), and it makes all the difference. The instruments are as crisp and clear as the SBD but, with a nice touch of reverb. Brent's "tinkle tinkle" is particularly prominent, which I always love. And the crowd ambience just adds to the fun. It almost sounds like a matrix. It is a shockingly good recording of an excellent, excellent show. One of the best AUDs I've ever heard!
Reviewer: gd79 - - February 14, 2011
Subject: God Ole Grateful Dead
This show is an excellent show! I was front row center the boys were hittting on all cylinders this night! Have to say listening to this after all this time it seems more amazing!!! It has to be in the top 10 performances as far as jamming goes give it a listen and you decide.
Reviewer: falomarcdawg - - December 1, 2010
Subject: Stanley
This makes top 5 list, great sound, vocals on point. Flying high above Orlando, onboard WiFi free for holidays, on a business trip, suit and tie, rockin to the dead, thanks for sharing
Reviewer: feather0926 - - December 1, 2010
Subject: 12/01/10
I listened to this show today. I cannot believe I attended this show 31 years ago. If I remember correctly tickete were rather hard to come by. I got one ticket the day before the show from a guy who advertised in The Philadelphia Daily News I paid an outrageous amount of money of for the ticket. It was the best 30 bucks I ever spent. IT sounded great live it sounded better here.a Thanks for the memories.
Reviewer: sbrew - - November 29, 2008
Subject: a bit overrated
I do think this show has some special moments and certainly a desire, but it really just doesn't seem as 'on' as so many others. But so many love this one (as do so many the cornell 77).
Reviewer: reallygonecat - - May 29, 2008
Subject: Simply Amazing
5 stars just for the CC Rider alone. Unreal interplay between Jerry and Brent, just LISTEN to him LAY on that organ. This is a jammin show for sure but that tune is flat out rock and roll complete with screaming guitar. A great example of the overwhelming force, the incredibly fat sound this band was capable of producing. Jerry's noodling on Rider, the doodle oodle oodle oodle oodle oodle oodle oodle ooo on up and down the scale is so very very pleasing and right on, a very funky jammy slow groove that feels so comfortable. The sound is great. One of my fave shows. My old cassette was either a bit fast or this is a bit slow. That's the only thing I notice.
Reviewer: ewvb - - April 14, 2008
Subject: need help still
There's more than one way to get music than just downloadin :) Ever figure it out? If not--post here again with an e-mail and I'd be happy to share. great show. Love '79....
Reviewer: moonliner - - March 13, 2008
Subject: Amazingly beautiful
Hello,
First timer here... I joined because I have been searching for YEARS for a tape I had back in high school in 1981. I was in a Dead cover band and our guitar player gave me a tape with the most amazing space jam I had ever heard the GD do.I remember the sound being so crisp and clear.. and the band was on FIRE! Well, through much work I figured out it was this show at Stanley Theater. I am unfamiliar with the etiquette of Grateful Dead tape trading or downloading... and I don't want to upset anybody by asking for something that is frowned upon (like I said, I don't know the rules). I would absolutely LOVE a copy of this concert but don't know how to go about getting one. Can anyone help me?
Thanks for your time and understanding...
Reviewer: metaldeadhead - - April 10, 2006
Subject: 2nd set
Forget it,I got this a few mounths back,and so glad I did.Basically the must crisp sounding show out there.I had this on tape for years,but nothing sounding this good.The 2nd set SMOKES and I do mean SMOKES!God bless Pittsburgh the Dead rocked this place many times,and this is no exception.
Reviewer: stratocaster - - March 22, 2005
Subject: Stanley Theatre
Classic, smooth 79' show. Each year of the Dead has it's charms and 1979 features the jangly keyboards of Brent and a smooth round tone on Garcia's guitar...the vocals have a great blend during this era and I really love the overall sound when they're really on...

Anyhew, the show, enjoyable first set is filled with strongly played numbers. The second set features great versions of the China-Rider suite, vintage Looks Like Rain and a perfect He's Gone that is played with classic Dead groove interplay...C.C.Rider is given an enthusiatic workout and post drums features nice NFA followed by a one of the best Black Peters out there...
Reviewer: Joe Shlobotnick - - February 25, 2005
Subject: confused
Some talk about uploading superior sources, but no back up as of yet. Why?

I see nothing wrong with this board of the first set. As suggeted, take the meaty second set from the other source and put the two together. Hey, call me crazy, but its a damn fine show as is. Sure, we'd all like perfect recordings of every show, but lets not be too greedy and lets not disparage a fine piece of work like this.

That said, it seems that the Sugaree file is corrupted. I downloaded the first set's SHN files song by song, and Sugaree cannot be burned or played. Tried it with the MP3's as well, same problem. Can't speak for the download of the full show. Just FYI.
Reviewer: stardude2012 - - May 8, 2004
Subject: not this one
The first set sounds terrific, check out the (cut) Jack Straw into a 17-minute Sugaree! A few more abrupt cuts. The 2nd set sounds like crap and low volume all of the way through, all of the high frequencies are missing. Get the 2nd set from the other sndbd source, it is the crispy one.
Reviewer: bobweirdork - - April 8, 2004
Subject: Hey Crazyfiners and everyone else
yes this a sweet china>rider but i would argue to say that winterland 74'holds one a bit better.......check it out at www.nugs.net
Reviewer: Crazy Fingers70 - - March 27, 2004
Subject: A Must Have!
This show happens to contain my favorite version of China>Rider of any era. The sound quality is good and the show has a laid-back mellow groove like many shows from this era. The seond set not only looks good on paper but is played with passion and spunk and should be part of everybody's GD collection! A must have!
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